Herbal Remedies for Bullous Pemphigoid

Abstract

Today, again we are going to discuss a rare disease about which research is still going on and the exact cause is still unknown but it is categorized under autoimmune diseases and it is a skin disease called Bullous pemphigoid. In this article, we will elaborate on the disease, its causes, the Ayurvedic aspect of the disease, herbal way to treat it, and about the dietary and lifestyle guidelines to be followed to manage this disease condition.

Bullous Pemphigoid

Introduction

Pemphigoid is a rare skin disease that produces various blisters on the body and bullous pemphigoid is one of its types. This is characterized by large fluid-filled bullae or blisters that are very painful and largely elevated on the skin and usually occur on the areas which we need to flex for the movement like the armpit, thigh, etc. This is an autoimmune disease and can occur at any age but the incidence ratio is high in old aged people and can affect both the sexes equally.

Ayurvedic Aspect of the Disease

As per Ayurveda, this is a Twak Vikara which occurs due to vitiation of all the tridoshas especially Pitta and Kapha dosha, and raise big blisters on the skin, which are filled with fluid, after affecting rasa (lymph), Rakta (Blood), mamsa (muscle tissue), and Meda (adipose tissue) dhatu in our body. And causes Kandu (Itching), Daha (Burning sensation), Ruja (Pain), etc.

What are the Causes of Bullous Pemphigoid?

  • As discussed earlier the cause is still unknown but the main issue of this disease is considered our overactive immune system which will attack our healthy cells of the body due to misdirection and misunderstand the normal cells as a foreign body and causes abnormality and reflects on our skin in the form of blisters.
  • There are some other causes:
  • Diet – Excessive consumption of hot, spicy, oily foodstuffs, abhishyandi food items (which causes obstruction in the channels), incompatible food combinations, etc.
  • Lifestyle – Excessive exposure to chemicals, ultraviolet rays, etc.
  • History of Autoimmune diseases like Scleroderma, etc.
  • Long-term use of steroids may result in skin issues.

Symptoms

There are various signs and symptoms:

  • The main characteristic feature of this disease is blistered and they are filled with fluid.
  • Areas that are affected more are the armpits, abdomen, knees, thighs, legs, etc.
  • Itching is quite common in these areas.
  • Multiple rashes like hives.
  • Laceration
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Inability to move or flex the parts hence hampers the range of movement.
  • Burning sensation.
  • There will be pain and stiffness in the area.
  • Repeated occurrence.
  • Lesions may be associated with weakness, fatigue, etc.

Diagnosis

It can be diagnosed clinically on the basis of presentation of blisters but sometimes if it’s a long-standing one then may need a skin biopsy to know the chances of malignancy or to differentiate it from any other disease.

Treatment as per Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, Bullous Pemphigoid Disease can be treated with the help of herbs and detoxification methods very easily. Like Virechana and Vamana are beneficial in such conditions. Internal medicines are beneficial for detoxification, blood purification, and healing the eroded skin. Planet Ayurveda contributes its best in dealing with this disease and offers the following medicines to treat Bullous pemphigoid.

  1. Manjishtha Capsule
  2. Pitta balance
  3. Gandhak rasayan
  4. Dermo plan
  5. Nirgundi oil
  6. Tea Tree Aloe Vera Premium Handmade Bathing Bar

Herbal Remedies for Bullous Pemphigoid

Herbal Remedies for Bullous Pemphigoid

1. Manjishtha Capsule

Purified manjishtha extract is used to prepare these capsules. This herb helps to dry up the accumulated fluid and subside the blisters. It also reduces the chances of developing new blisters. It helps to rejuvenate the affected skin. Along with anti-inflammatory action, it helps to correct the functions of the immune system.

Dosage : 1 cap twice daily, after meals with normal water.

2. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula

These capsules help to restore the normal skin complexion and reduce the redness and scars which may appear after the blisters. It helps to provide nourishment to the eroded skin.

Dosage : 1 cap twice daily, after meals with normal water.

3. Pitta Balance

This combination of cooling minerals and herbs will help to alleviate Pitta dosha in our body. It helps to modulate and strengthen the immune system, which is a basic cause for the production of this disease. It helps to reduce the burning sensation in our body.

Dosage : 1 cap twice daily, after meals with normal water.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

Purified sulphur will help to eliminate the toxins from the blood and purifies it. It’s a classical formulation that has immense actions on our skin and skin diseases. It helps to flush out the toxins and heals the skin at a rapid pace. It acts as an elixir in skin problems.

Dosage : 2 tabs twice daily, after meals with normal water.

5. Dermo Plan Syrup

A syrup formulated by Planet Ayurveda to deal with various skin problems that help to purify blood and skin and resolve the issues like itching, burning sensation, and skin sores. Various skin detoxifying and blood detoxifying herbs are used in its preparation that has a direct effect on our skin.

Dosage : 2 tsp. twice daily, after meals with normal water.

6. Nirgundi Oil

This oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory action on our skin hence helps to reduce the itching, redness, and burning sensation when applied over them and averts the chances of its spread.

Method of Application: After properly cleaning the area you must apply the oil locally.

7. Tea Tree Aloe Vera Premium Handmade Bathing Bar

This soap also has a good effect on disease conditions related to skin. It will help to soothe the local skin and clears it. Antioxidant-rich soap will provide a soothing effect on the affected and sensitive skin and replenish the skin cells.

Use : For local wash.

Some Useful Tips

Lastly, some guidelines which will help to get rid of this disease very fast:

  • Stop using the milk products, sour foods, and spicy foods as they may vitiate pitta dosha in the body which is the main cause of this disease.
  • Reduce salt and sugar intake.
  • Add a few things to a daily routine like – juice of Neem, Aloe vera, Amla, or Giloy.
  • Maintain proper hygiene.

Conclusion

Skin diseases can be managed some time with the topical steroids but can’t resolve completely. On exposure to various factors, the condition will reoccur. But Herbal medicines help to kill the root cause and treat them well. So, in the case of Bullous Pemphigoid, it is a better option to treat them naturally.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Write at - herbalremedies123@yahoo.com, Contact at - +91-172-521-4030 Websites - www.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

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